Richard Lindrooth

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Richard C. Lindrooth, Ph.D. • Professor
• Co-Director of the Health Service Research PhD program
Department of Health Systems • Management & Policy

Areas of Expertise:
Health economics, Health policy with an emphasis on the economics of the hospital industry, Health services research, Medicaid and Medicare policy, Delivery of mental health services and access to care

PhD, Economics, University of Washington, 1998
MA, Economics, University of Washington, 1994
BA, Economics, University of Vermont, 1988

Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD., is a Professor and co-Director of the Health Service Research Doctoral Program in University of Colorado's Colorado School of Public Health.  His research is focused in the areas of health economics and health policy with an emphasis on the economics of the hospital industry; health services research; Medicaid and Medicare policy; the delivery of mental health services and access to care. Dr. Lindrooth’s research on the hospital and health care industry is focused on understanding the interactions between policies, access, spending, and quality. His current research is focused on understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion on hospital finances and access to care. Dr. Lindrooth was awarded the 2007 Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for best policy paper in Women’s Health Issues for his research on the relationship between Medicaid Family Planning Expansions and the cost saving related to the number of births averted. Dr. Lindrooth teaches Health Services Research Methods at the MS and PhD level. In 2019 he was awarded the Faculty Excellence award in Mentoring and Advising by the Colorado School of Public Health and the 2019 Dean’s Master’s Mentoring Award by the Graduate School, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

Selected Publications

Lindrooth, R.C., Perraillon, M.C., *Hardy, R.Y. and Tung, G.J., 2018. Understanding The Relationship Between Medicaid Expansions And Hospital Closures. Health Affairs, 37(1), pp.111-120.

David, G., Lindrooth, R.C., Helmchen, L.A. and Burns, L.R., 2014. Do Hospitals Cross Subsidize? Journal of Health Economics, 37, pp. 198-219.

Capps, C, Dranove, D. and Lindrooth, R.C., 2010. Hospital Closures and Economic Efficiency. Journal of Health Economics, 29(1), pp. 87-109.

Dranove, D., Lindrooth, R.C., White, W. and Zwanziger, J., 2008. Is the Impact of Managed Care on Hospital Prices Decreasing? Journal of Health Economics, 27(2):362-376.

HSMP 7609: Health Services Research Methods 2 (Fall 2012-present)
HSMP 7010: Foundations of Health Services Research (Spring 2018)
HSMP 6610: Health Care Financial Management (Fall 2010-Fall 2016)
HSMP 6604: Health Economics (Spring 2012, Fall 2019)